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Course Information

This program is a unique opportunity for all Military and Federal Service Physician Assistants and other Health Care Providers to view a wide array of topics covering diseases, disorders and medical assessments encountered in primary care.

5-9 October 2020
1100-1700 ET / 1000-1600 CT / 0900-1500 MT / 0800-1400 PT Daily
Target Audience
This course is primarily designed for Physician Assistants (PA) who are preparing for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) recertification process.  Other Health Care Providers will be issued a course certificate of training, which can be submitted to their respective Governing Agency for Continuous Education to receive CE credit.
CME Certificate
Participants will be issued a course completion certificate indicating the total number of CME credits awarded.  A total of 30 clinical Category I CME hours, are available to be awarded by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).  The number of clinical Category I CME hours, awarded by the AAPA, by presentation, is identified in the program agenda (available online and as Appendix B).  PA`s and providers should only claim those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.  This CME may only be claimed on the actual days of broadcast as no current mechanism is in place to claim CME for material viewed at a later date.  Other providers may claim CME, if eligible under either of the above categories.  Credit will be given only for those hours actually viewed.
Program Agenda
The agenda will be available on this web page early-June.
Site Materials Packet
No site support materials will be mailed in support of this program. All support materials will be made available on this website.
These recorded program broadcasts will be available daily (see agenda for schedule) on Digital ONLY (No C-Band or KU) satellite (DETN/GETN/Warrior Digital).  This program will also be available to video tele-training sites via the USA TNET (NCC), CNET, and limited VTC (USAMITC) networks.  There are no plans to video stream these programs at the present time

All sites must be registered to participate.  Contact your Satellite, VTC, or Distance Learning Facility Coordinator to register your site.
Videotape Availability and Release
These programs are unclassified and non-scrambled.  This broadcast will not be made available as videotape, by the hosting organization.  There are no copyright restrictions on this broadcast and it may be videotaped.  However, it MAY NOT be video taped and rebroadcast where fees are attached to its showing.  CME credit will NOT BE GIVEN for viewing taped programming.
Sponsored By
U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps, The Society of Air Force Physician Assistants, and the Interservice Physician Assistant Program, with technical support from the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, U.S. Army Network Control Center (NCC) - Fort Eustis, VA, and the Defense Education Training Network (DETN) - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH


Credits are based on viewing the entire lecture.   No partial credit will be awarded.

Patient Movement
1.00 CME
Acute Abdominal Trauma
1.00 CME
Acure Respiratory / Ventilation Management
1.00 CME
1.00 CME
BREAKOUT: Basic Medical Skills
0.50 CME
BREAKOUT: Basic and Advanced Suturing
1.50 CME

Anxiety and Depression
0.50 CME
0.50 CME
Mental Health and Combat Stress / PTSD
1.00 CME
Treatments of Trauma and Mental Health
0.50 CME
Evaluation and Management of Milt TBI / Return to Play
1.00 CME
Head Trauma
1.00 CME
CTL Spine Trauma
1.00 CME
Battlefield Acupuncture
1.00 CME

Initial Burn Management
0.50 CME
1.00 CME
1.00 CME
Nutrition: Whole 30, KETO, Energy Drink
1.00 CME
Plain Film Interpretation
1.00 CME
1.00 CME
EKG Recognition
1.00 CME

Ophthamology: Blowout Fracture / Orbital Cellulitis
1.00 CME
Headaches in the ED
0.50 CME
Dizziness in the ED
0.50 CME
Menstrual Irregularities
1.00 CME
Neuropathies of the Upper Extremities
0.50 CME
Acute MSK / Ortho Management
0.50 CME
Lower Hip and Spine
0.50 CME
Ortho Elbow to Ankle
1.00 CME

Disease in Deployed Envronments
1.00 CME
Humanitartian Assistance and Disaster Relief
1.00 CME
Personnel Reliability Assurance Program (PRAP)
1.00 CME
OSA - Overview, MSD, Travis Kit
0.50 CME
Operational Medical Readiness Squadron
1.00 CME
AFMS Transition
1.00 CME

Due to current security restrictions, presentation files and the full downloadable agenda are no longer available on the publicly accessible website. These files, along with the facilitator resource materials are now available on our JKO Community of Interest page. Please follow the instructions below for accessing these documents.


1. Go to http://jko.jten.mil/ and log in with your CAC/PIV

2. Click on the Community tab

3. Locate the "MHS Conferences and Training Events" section at the bottom of the page

4. Click on the link for "Physician Assistant Refresher Course Satellite Broadcast". This page has the general course information, registration open dates, links, and documents.

5. To access the documents, navigate to the bottom of the page and find the Documents section. Then expand the folders by clicking on the arrow located to the left of the folder name.


Site Facilitator
Each participating site must have a registered Site Facilitator.  All Site Facilitators must download and review the Site Facilitator`s Guide.  This guide contains information critical to the continued success of this program.
Each individual participant viewing the program must also register.  Individual participants must register in order to receive CME`s.

Resource Materials


DSN: 471-8138
Commercial: (210) 221-8138
Mailing Address
Instructional Technology Division,
Video Tele-Training
3599 Winfield Scott Rd, Ste 0303,
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6130


Please allow 2-4 weeks, after the attendance packet cutoff date, to recieve certificates from your site facilitator(s).
The cutoff for submission of attendance packets is 6 November 2020.  As the attendance packets are received from the site facilitators, course certificates will be generated and sent to the facilitator`s email address provided during registration.